Privacy Policy

 

 

Your privacy is very important to us. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and protect store your information. Please take a moment to understand how we collect and use your data in accordance with the relevant data protection regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the CAN-SPAM Act.

 

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When you sign up for our mailing list through our website, you may be asked for your email address, name, and country of origin. Collecting this information allows us to keep you up to date on new blog posts and announcements. We only send you our newsletter with your prior consent and you may opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or by contacting us.

If you filled out our mentorship survey, your data will be used to find an optimal mentor/mentee and then shared with that person. This data is stored in our mentor/mentee database, which is hosted on Google servers. You have the right to request that your data be removed from our database. To have your data removed, please contact us at admin@amphl.org.

If you filled out our statistical registry form, your data will be added to a database of deaf/hard-of-hearing health care professionals and used to track the number of deaf/hard-of-hearing people who have received a professional degree and are working in a health care field. This database is also hosted on Google servers and will not be shared with a third party without your consent. You have the right to request that your data be removed from our database. To have your data removed, please contact us at admin@amphl.org.

 

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To send periodic emails regarding our organization.

 

Do we use ‘cookies’?

We use cookies and other technologies such as "click-through URLs" to allow us to better understand how our website is being used so that we can optimize the user experience. A click-through URL, when clicked, allows us to record clicks on links so that we can understand and optimize user traffic on our website.

You can choose to have cookies disabled by going to your browser settings, however, please note that some features on our website may not function properly.

 

disclosure to third parties

We do not share your personal information with anyone outside of AMPHL with the following exceptions:

MAILCHIMP

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. When you sign up for our newsletter, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. You can always opt out of any emails from us by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or by contacting us at admin@amphl.org.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

      Demographics and Interests Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

We also use Google Forms to host our surveys and registries.

 

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more here.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy page.
  • Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us.

 

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

 

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email within 72 hours of discovery of the data breach.

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send notifications about new blog posts and updates.

To be in accordance with CAN SPAM we agree to the following:

  • Unsubscribe you from any mailing list upon request. 

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email from us or email us at admin@amphl.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses
801 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD, 21230
United States of America
 

Last modified: May 25, 2018